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Google’s Pichai to oversee major products and services – Reuters


Reuters

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. The India-born executive will have oversight over products such as search, maps, …
Google's head of Android to oversee its most important productsCNET
Google's Larry Page gives Sundar Pichai more powerUSA TODAY
Google's Pichai Oversee Major Products and ServicesCapital Wired
Register -Livemint
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 6:10 am

Taking Apple Pay for a Spin – Barron’s


New York Daily News

Taking Apple Pay for a Spin
Barron’s
The iPhone 6 has a new app designed to foil hackers bent on stealing your credit-card data. Email; Print; Comments; Order Reprints. Facebook. Share. Twitter. Google+. LinkedIn. smaller; Larger. close …
Which is safer: Apple Pay or credit cards?The Denver Channel
Does Apple Pay trust your spouse more than you do?Fox News
Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the airVentureBeat
SFGate -CNET -International Business Times
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:54 am

Nest acquires Revolv, adds a slew of new products to its smart home ecosystem – Digital Trends


Digital Trends

Nest acquires Revolv, adds a slew of new products to its smart home ecosystem
Digital Trends
It's been nearly five months since Nest launched it's Works With Nest developer program, and in that time, the company has been adding outside companies to its ecosystem at a feverish pace. There's already a handful of different gizmos –everything from …
Nest acquires home automation startup RevolvUncover California
Nest Adds Third-Party Home Automation Product SupportUbergizmo
More smart device makers sign up to work with NestCNET
Businessweek -Forbes -New York Times (blog)
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:18 am

Apple plans to open 25 more stores in China: Tim Cook – Tech Times


Tech Times

Apple plans to open 25 more stores in China: Tim Cook
Tech Times
The Apple retail store on Wangfujing Street in Beijing is the third Apple Store in the capital city. The three-story building currently holds the title as the largest store in Asia. (Photo : Apple). Apple CEO Tim Cook has just announced that the company is opening …
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits China, meets with vice premierSan Jose Mercury News
Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in ChinaPCWorld
Apple CEO had 'very open' talks with China on privacy, securityCNET
Digital Trends -Xinhua
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:40 am

Even with $5.5M in funding, Ello’s future looks unclear – VentureBeat


Wall Street Journal

Even with $5.5M in funding, Ello's future looks unclear
VentureBeat
So the Ello saga continues, and this time with $5.5 million more in the bank, and a new kumbaya-esque charter and legal status that's leaving us with more questions than answers. Yesterday, the hip alternative — and ad-free! — social network announced …
Ello Cements Pledge to Stay Ad-FreePC Magazine

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 2:13 am

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target for 2030 – DAWN.com


Philippine Star

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target for 2030
DAWN.com
BRUSSELS: European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change. Talks in Brussels stretched …
EU reaches deal on cutting greenhouse-gas emissionsHerald Scotland
UPDATE 1-EU climate change goal pits green business against industryReuters
Europe Takes First Step Towards Paris Agreement: Commits to Next Round of Huffington Post
Businessweek -New York Times -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:48 am

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World … – New York Times


New York Times

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner's World
New York Times
Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke the world record for high-altitude jumps. Video by Atomic Entertainment on Publish Date October 24, 2014. Photo by Atomic Entertainment and Paragon Space Development Corporation. Continue …
Google exec breaks Felix Baumgartner's world record with a 26-mile skydiveDigital Trends
Google exec makes record-breaking, 26-mile parachute jumpSFGate
Google Vice President Alen Eustace makes supersonic near space 26 mile The Westside Story
Santa Fe New Mexican.com -Washington Post (blog) -Huffington Post
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 12:52 am

AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards on New iPads – PC Magazine


Wall Street Journal

AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards on New iPads
PC Magazine
Apple's SIM cards let you easily switch wireless carriers, but AT&T is having none of that. 0shares. iPad mini 3 centered · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. The idea behind the Apple SIM in the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 was to let you easily switch …
Apple's latest iPads hit new high and new lowFox News
iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit findsCNET
10 Awesome Cases For Your New iPad Air 2 (APPL)SFGate
Mac Rumors -ZDNet -Hindustan Times
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:42 pm

How good really is Mark Zuckerberg’s Mandarin? – Telegraph.co.uk


The Guardian

How good really is Mark Zuckerberg's Mandarin?
Telegraph.co.uk
Confucius said the superior man puts all his energy into everything he does… On Wednesday, armed only with his favourite grey T-shirt and goofy smile, Mark Zuckerberg held court in one of China's most prestigious universities for half an hour. In Mandarin.
Can Facebook live up to the hype?KETK
Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheerFinancial Express

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:49 pm

Ancient Easter Islanders weren’t as isolated as previously expected – Maine News Online


Maine News Online

Ancient Easter Islanders weren't as isolated as previously expected
Maine News Online
There were a surprising connection between the people of ancient Polynesian and the Native Americans centuries before the first Western people arrived at the Easter Island in the 18th century, researchers found. Making a genome analysis of 27 native …

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:31 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

AT&T revenue rises less than expected

An AT&T building is pictured in Los AngelesBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than wall street anticipated as a wave of subscribers signed up for equipment financing plans that charge lower service fees. AT&T shares fell 0.9 percent to $33.75 after closing at $34.50 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company reported a record low number of customer defections, but average revenue per phone user fell 8 percent from a year earlier. AT&T added 2 million new wireless customers and 785,000 contract subscribers in the quarter. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:33 pm

Google launches new email service dubbed ‘Inbox’

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California(Reuters) – Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at inbox@google.com to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:10 pm

Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

(Reuters) – One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc’s first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Steve Job’s family garage in Los Altos, California in the summer of 1976. Auction house Bonhams had said it expected to sell the machine, which was working as of September, for between $300,000 and $500,000. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:37 pm

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

Barrier tape of German airline Lufthansa is seen at Munich airportBERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:22 pm

Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua

Apple Inc. CEO Cook walks down a sidewalk during the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:25 am

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

Mobile phone app designer Fung Kam-keung, CEO and founder of Awesapp Limited, holds a smartphone with one of his latest games, 'Yellow Umbrella', seen at the Awesapp Ltd. office in Hong Kong, on October 23, 2014How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong's protest camps? "Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from Google Play's store since its release on Monday, the game's developers told AFP, although it has yet to receive approval from Apple and is noticeably absent from Google's online store in mainland China. "They (the protesters) like Guan Yu very much because they want to resolve the problem but they don't know how to do it.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 6:31 am

Brookstone puts up pre-order page for Fitbit Surge before it’s been announced

Brookstone puts up pre-order page for Fitbit Surge before it's been announcedFitbit still hasn't gotten around to officially announcing its new $250 Surge fitness watch, but the company's retail partners are no longer waiting around. An apparent mixup has led Brookstone to prematurely publish a pre-order page for the "super watch." A friendly tipster clued us in on the mistake. And the page (still live as of this writing) confirms everything we've already told you: Surge is a fitness watch — not a smartwatch — with built-in GPS and a variety of sensors that can record your workouts and overall activity regardless of whether it's linked up to a smartphone.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:04 am

Netflix has two more TV shows for 2015: ‘Bloodline’ and ‘F is for Family’

Netflix has two more TV shows for 2015: 'Bloodline' and 'F is for Family'

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 2:45 am

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 2:02 am

Watch a ‘Game of Thrones’ star create planets in this sci-fi short film

Watch a 'Game of Thrones' star create planets in this sci-fi short filmAiden Gillen is by now best known for playing ambitious men, particularly on critically acclaimed HBO series. On Game of Thrones, he plays the conniving Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and on The Wire, he played conflicted politician Tommy Carcetti. So Polish digital effects company Platige Image and the European Space Agency probably figured he was uniquely suited for their new short film Ambition. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:55 am